Mark 4:36-41 says,
‘On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
After reading that, I had to apologize to the Lord. Why? Because like the disciples, I woke Him up. While He was peacefully resting at the right hand of the Father, I barged in and was like, ‘Lord, You really don’t care about what they’re doing to me do You? You must don’t see that I am being attacked in my finances.’ To which He told me the same things, ‘Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” As if to say, ‘How is it that you believed I wanted you to live in lack and have less than you need?’ To which I had no response. What about you?
You see so many times, storms come and because they don’t leave instantly, we get to questioning God. But what would make us think that He wasn’t aware? I mean think about it. Just because He was, ‘…in the stern, asleep…’ doesn’t necessarily mean that He doesn't know what was going on. I know there have been a few times I was awakened by pelting rains and winds. I’d get up, pray and command them to cease. Sometimes while in prayer, I'd doze off; only to wake up the next morning to light rain. Perhaps the Lord did the same. Perhaps He heard the winds, but instead of being afraid, He put His faith in God and dozed off. Think about it. What if Him sleeping was evidence that He was in faith? Because if you’re really in faith, there’s no need to stay up and wonder how it’s going to work out. Go to bed! But what if the Lord heard the winds and prayed under His breath. Once He had a peace in His heart that they would make it to the other side, maybe He wanted to go above deck and let the disciples know. But what if God told Him not to so that He could see if all He’d taught the disciples had taken root. Unfortunately, it hadn’t and instead, you…I mean they, woke Him up out of fear.
Whatever you’re facing today, God wants you to know that you will make it to the other side, so there’s no need to be afraid. Don’t barge into your prayer closet and wake the Lord up, thinking that He’s not aware of your situation. He knows. Mark 11:22, 23 says, ‘…Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.’ Speak to that mountain and stop asking Him to do what He told you to.
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